Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Night In Bethlehem

Hello to all of you, are you all ready for Christmas by now?  I think I'm all set for the big week-end.

My husband likes to send a special card to his friend that he use to work with, so I made this one for him to send.  I did use a bigger card base, as husband likes his cards BIG!  So I wanted to try this new Christmas set, as I've seen so many pretty cards made with it, so here is what I came up with.


Since the card base is much bigger than what I'm use to, I feel like it is not one of my best, so I'm hoping his friend will like it, I think his wife will for sure!

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Night In Bethlemem
Card stock: Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist
Large Letters Framelits

Thank you for stopping in, I appreciate it!  Mary

Monday, December 11, 2017

Half Full

My youngest daughter is a member of a monthly wine club, so when this set was introduced in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I could put it to good use.  So for the first card I made with this set, I made her a Christmas card, I found this card on Angie's L. blog so I CASE'd it!  I used my ink pads and Blender pen to color in the images with.


Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Half Full
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight and Black Memento
Blender Pen
Stitched Circle Framelit
Linen Thread
Gold Sequin-retired

As you can see, I got my pictures loaded to my computer but I don't remember what I did, but I hope I fixed the problem!!  Mary


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

This Little Piggy

Hi everyone, are you all done with making, addressing and mailing your Christmas cards out?  I thought I was totally done, but decided to make and send out three more cards and then my daughter asked if I could make her three for Wesley's daycare teaches and two gift card holders, I'd better shake a leg and get busy!!

The card I'm sharing with you today is one that I made for my other daughter to give to her friend.  Her friend has pigs on her farm and I just couldn't resist making her friend with a pig on the front!
I taped off the flower that the pig was holding, which is not hard to do.  I used my Blender Pen and Watercolor Pencils to color in the image.


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: This Little Piggy, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Snow Play (for Santa's hat-retired
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White
Inks: Real Red and Black Memento
Holly Embossing Folder
Watercolor Pencils
Blender Pen
Classic Label
Oval Stitched Framelits
Layering Oval Framelits
Burlap Ribbon
Red Glimmer Paper

Thank you for coming by.  I don't know if I'll be posting next week, as I'm having technical difficulties with my phone and computer, hoping I can figure out what is wrong, if not I'll call APPLE and have them help me out!  Mary

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Greetings From Santa

Today I'm sharing a card that I made to send to my daughter and her family, I think my two year old grandson will like this card with Santa on it!


This card was a lot of work, but I'm so happy with how it turned out too!  I believe the Thinlit for this is still available, but the stamp set is retired.

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Greetings From Santa
Card stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Real Red, Blushing Bride
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Silver Embossing powder
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper

Are you all getting ready for Christmas?  I believe I have all of my shopping done now and just need to wrap gifts!

Have a great day.....Mary



Monday, December 4, 2017

Jolly Friends

Good morning to all of you, I'm so glad that you've come to visit my blog!

Today I'm going to share another Christmas card, well for the rest of the week and probably longer!  I'm still in Christmas card making mode even though I'm good for this year.  The stamp sets I used are retired, but I kept them and enjoy using them still.


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Wondrous Wreath, Jolly Friends, Holly Berry Happiness and Merry Medley
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake
Inks: Craft Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Black Memento and Soft Suede
Framelits matching Holly Berry Happiness 

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it.  Mary






Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bella and Friends Christmas

Well, I'm back posting again, been busy with getting ready for the big Turkey day on Thursday.  We are going to have Lasagne, Garlic bread, salad and a dessert, nice simple and YUMMY!!  Requested by family, score!

I saw this cute card that Lorri Heiling made and I knew that I wanted to make this as my Christmas card to send to our Vets.  I think they will like it, I stamped the Pretty Kitty on the inside with a Christmas sentiment.



Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Bella and Friends, Hand Your Stockings
Thinlit: Pretty Pines, for the bow on the gift
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White
DSP- retired
Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Black Memento
Stitched Oval Framelits
Red Baker's Twine-retired
Red and Gold Glimmer paper

This is posting late as I recently updated my computer and was having a hard time finding my pictures!  Hopefully I can remember in the future where to find them!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!!  Mary





Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Tags

Once again I used the Label me Pretty stamp set and coordinating punch, which makes it super easy to make tags, quickly.  I also used a tag set from last year to cut out the circle tag behind the Santa paper, which is retired.  I used the Stitched Framelits to cut it out and had it laying on my table, so easy peasy!


I used the Layering Oval Framelits to make the Label Me Pretty tag with Gold Foil.  The baker's twine is retired.

Thank you for coming by to see my creations, I appreciate it so very much!  Mary

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Online Extravaganza is Coming November 20th


View the PDF HERE

The Online Extravaganza will be from November 20-26th, 2017.  Shop early to get your favorite before it sells out!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cookie Cutter Christmas

I've been trying to make some tags for my daughter to use, as she likes to make her Christmas gifts, which I think is wonderful!  She was busy canning this past summer when the vegetables and fruit were in season and plentiful too.  I've had some of her goodies and they are delicious too!

I decided to pull out this stamp set and give it a go, I think they turned out rather nicely too.


Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Punch: Cookie Cutter Builder and Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Black Memento
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Red Glimmer paper
Baker's twine-retired

These were really fun to make!  Mary

Monday, November 13, 2017

Stampin' Up! New Stamparatus

While at OnStage 2017 last week, Stampin' Up! revealed that a new product would be introduced to the product line.  We were all WOW'd about this new product and I'm able to share some of the details with you now!

Product details
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
  • Make multiples with ease 
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement.
Here is a video for you to see it in action!





RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Here is what the Reservation window will look like.  Order window will open at 2:00 pm MT.

Here is a PDF to answer some of your questions.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Thanks for stopping in!!  Mary






Winter Wishes

Well I got back yesterday from Salt Lake City after attending OnStage with my fellow demonstrators and I think you will be very pleased with the new Occasions catalog that will be coming next year!

I'm still trying to make the last few Christmas cards that I need and will soon start addressing them so I can send them out on December 1st, yeah!!

For this card I case'd a demonstrator, Christine Miller.  She use this stamp set and made a gift tag with it, I decided to make a card instead!  This stamp set is retired, unfortunately.


I just happened to have the embossed background piece already done, so it didn't take to long to make this card.  Wish this set was still current, it makes a very nice card!

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Winter Wishes and Versatile Christmas, both retired
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede and Early Espresso
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White
DSP: Warmth & Cheer-retired
Woodland Embossing Folder
Banner punch, Petite Petal-retired
Basic Rhinestone

Friday, November 10, 2017

One Wild Ride

Well this is the last of the wonderful cards that Erica Cerwin designed, I hope you have enjoyed her talent.


Stamp set: One Wild Ride
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White
DSP: retired
Inks: Smokey Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Black Memento and Crumb Cake

Thank you for coming by to see these cards, I appreciate it!  Mary

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mixed Drinks

Here is the last of the Mixed Drinks cards that I got from Erica Cerwin.


Stamp set: Mixed Drinks
Card stock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
Inks: Black Memento and Flirty Flamingo
Heart punch
DSP-retired
Black Baker's Twine

Next post will be with another stamp set and the last of Erica Cerwin designs.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mixed Drinks

I'm sharing another one of Erica Cerwin's designs that I bought from her, they are very nice and easy to make!


Stamp set: Mixed Drinks
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Black Memento
DSP: retired
Brickwall embossing folder
Oval Framelits
Black Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping in!!  Mary

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mixed Drinks

Here is another card that was designed by Erica Cerwin.


Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Mixed Drinks
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Basic Black
Inks: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Black Memento
Black Baker's Twine
Stitched Framelits-circle

I really like how simple this card is, so easy to make.  Mary

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mixed Drinks

Well now for a few different cards for awhile.  I made these cards for my daughter to have on hand for when she may need one.  I bought the instructions from Erica Cerwin, so they are her design.


Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Mixed Drinks
Card stock: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Cardstock Vellum, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist
Inks: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Black Memento
Layering Square Framelits
Black Baker's Twine
Black Thread

Come back again and I'll share a few more with you.  Mary

Monday, October 30, 2017

Noel

I was busy last week making some more Christmas cards, I still need a few to be ready for the Christmas season this year.  This card is a CASE from one that I saw, I didn't have the same stamp set so I used another one, but the ideas is the same.


For this card I used:

Stamp set: Hang Your Stocking-snow flakes
Card stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party and Island Indigo
Large Letters Framelits
Embossing folder: Softly Falling
Glitter Ribbon-Pool Party-retired

Thanks for stopping by, Mary

Friday, October 27, 2017

Christmas Quilt

I had told myself that I was not going to buy any new Christmas items from this years' Holiday catalog.  Well that didn't last after I saw this stamp set used and also used for a baby card too!  It has so many great possibilities with this stamp set and Framelits.  It has a really nice embossing folder that goes along with it very well.


Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Christmas Quilt
Framelits: Quilt Builder
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Gold Foil
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry

You may see some more Christmas cards in the near future!  Mary


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Label Me Pretty

Last week I had a chance to use this stamp set, Label Me Pretty.  I thought I would get a jump on these for my daughter, she makes her friends Christmas gifts each year, so I know these will come in handy for her.




I used Real Red, Always Artichoke and Dapper Denim, Whisper White and the same inks, along with Baker's Twine which I think all of them are retired ones.  I also used some Glimmer Washi Tape the is retired too.  

Now I need to get busy and make her some more.  Have a great day!  Mary

Monday, October 23, 2017

Creep It Real

Hi to all of you!  Well I have one more Halloween share with you.  This cute idea was shown on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Facebook site by Maryann Hayslip, so many talented demonstrators share ideas there, luck for the rest of us!!

One shared this cute idea and I liked it so well, that I had to get this set on my order, knowing in the future this will make a cute treat for my grandson to share when he get in school.

After I stamped the image, I fussy cut the image out and then with a Exacto knife made slits to slide the toothbrushes in behind the image.


Here is what was used:

Stamp set: Creep It Real
Card stock: Thick Whisper White
Inks: Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist
Cello bags: 1" x 8"-SU-Retire
Toothbrushes: from Wal-Mart, you get 6 for $1.00

Thank you for dropping in, see you soon.  Mary

Monday, October 9, 2017

Spooky Fun

This is the last Halloween card that I will share and I do believe I saved the best for last!

Last year Stampin' Up! came up with some Framelits called, Sliding Star, which you used two of the framelits for sliders.  I decided to keep them because I knew in the future I could use them.  I also kept the Halloween Scene Edgelits for cards for the future, so glad I did!

I found a card similar to this one on Pinterest, just changing it slightly, thanks Susan Best for sharing your creation.


I made two of these cards, one each for my two daughters.  I think they will like them!!

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Spooky Fun and Halloween Scene-both are retired
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
Glossy Card stock
Inks: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black
Sponges

Now onto maybe some Fall cards or some more Christmas one, decisions decisions, lol!  

Have a wonderful day!  Mary

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cookie-Cutter Halloween

Well I'm still on a Halloween card making roll.  Yes, I know that this stamp set is retired, but this year  I decided that I was not going to buy any new Halloween stamp sets until I use some that I've had for years and haven't used that much, gotta watch the old budget ;).

My daughter texted me the other day that Wesley was going to be a Scarecrow for Halloween this year, so I pulled this stamp set out to make his Halloween card with!  This scarecrow is almost as cute as he will be!


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Cookie-Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun (both are retired), Woodgrain background and Painter's Palette (both are current)
Card stock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Black Staz-On
Ink: Crumb Cake
Varies Stampin' Write markers
Blender Pen
DSP-Motley Monsters and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper -- both retired

I think my daughter will be surprised when Wesley opens his card this year!  See you soon.  Mary

Monday, October 2, 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale


It's that time of year again when Stampin' Up! offers a buy 3 packages and get 1 package free of their Designer Series Paper.  Stock up while you can.  Sale good from October 1 to October 10.




Be back tomorrow with another Halloween card.  Mary

Friday, September 29, 2017

Spooky Bingo Bits with Ghoulish Grunge

Well today is the last, for this week, of Halloween cards.  I still need to make a couple for my daughters and grandson too!

I did use a long retired stamp set called, Spooky Bingo Bits, it has a lot of small cute images that you can use for a card.  At one time SU use to sell a stamp that looked like a Bingo card and they had this set and one for Christmas and one for Spring/Easter too.  I used the Ghoulish Grunge on the background to add some interest to it.  I sponged around the circles to add some color to them.  I cut the Spider Web doily in half and trimmed it just slightly to get the look I wanted to achieve.


Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Black Star-on
Spider Web Doilies-retired
Triple Banner punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch

Thanks for coming by and have a great week-end too!  Mary

Thursday, September 28, 2017

World Card Making Day




EACH LINE YOU CLICK ON WILL BE ENLARGED FOR EASY READING...OR....Click HERE to see the actual flyer.

Thanks for stopping by!  Mary


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jar of Haunts Meets Ghoulish Grunge

Well today I'm going to share my second Halloween card that I made.

For this one I used the Jars of Haunts, love all the cute things you can make with this set, sadly it is retired too.  I did use my Everyday Jars Framelits to cut the jar out with, easy peasy!  Oh and those framelits are a current item in the annual catalog.  What could be better than a jar full of eyes!?!


Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Staz-On Black 
Marker: Old Olive
DSP: retired
Baker's Twine: retired
Candy Dots: retired

I hope the teachers think the cards are spooky and cute!  Have a great day.  Mary


Monday, September 25, 2017

Mr Funny Bones

Hey everyone, how are you all doing?  It's been awhile for me to be here, was very busy the last couple of weeks and have really missed creating and sharing with all of my crafty friends!

My daughter requested three Halloween cards for Wesley's daycare teachers, love that she gives me plenty of time to create them!  So I went in search of some Halloween stamp sets in my craft room.  Sorry to say that all of mine our retired, but I kept them knowing that I would need them someday with a grandchild, for teachers and such.

I followed a card that Amy K. made last year, but changed it up just a bit because I wanted to use the sentiment in the set, "Oh Snap".


I always but the Happy Halloween sentiment on the inside because you can usually tell from the front of the card what it's for!

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
DSP: is retired
Candy Dots: retired
Inks: Craft Whisper White and Black Memento

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Mary

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lovely As A Tree

Well today is the start of the long Labor weekend and the end to summer as most people view it.  I'm already for the cooler days and getting my jeans out of the closet too!

This is the last card that I made for the upcoming auction, which will be held this month at the Assisted Living Facility that my daughter works at.  I hope they do as well as they did last year!

Of course this card was made for a man, so I brought out my tried and true set, Lovely As A Tree!  This time I remember to take a picture of the inside of the card too!


I'm always so happy with how well the cards turn out when using this stamp set too.  I did use a retired embossing folder called Wood Grain, but I felt it would go better with the tree than the Hardwood background stamp.  I did light sponge it with ink the bring out the grains better.  Here is a picture of the inside.  I also stamped the envelope with this same image and colored it in too.


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree and Flourishing Phrases
Card stock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Soft Sky
Sponge
Aqua Painter
Burlap Ribbon
Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bear Hugs

I had a request from my daughter for a one year old birthday card with an outdoor theme.  So I put on my thinking cap and and scanned Pinterest too.  If you remember, last year I made my Dad's birthday card using this set, you can see it HERE.  I used the same colors on this card too!

I hurried to make this card for her because I will be out of town next week, visiting my daughter.  Hubby will be home and holding down the fort!  Anyway, I was just getting done and she called and said she was coming by to pick up some items we had for her, one hour early, so I didn't get a picture of the inside to share with you this time.  When I gave it to her, she loved it and said the parents would really like it too!

To get the background of the trees, I lightly dragged my Crumb Cake ink pad over the embossing folder, run through the Big Shot, and when done, rinse the embossing folder off with water and dry.



Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Number of Years and Bear Hugs-retired
Framelits: Large Number and Bear Hugs-retired
Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Inks: Craft Whisper White, Crumb Cake
SU Markers: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke
Linen Thread
Embossing Folder: Woodland

Thanks for coming by,  Mary


Monday, August 28, 2017

The Open Sea

I'm still busy making cards for the auction next month.  Today I'm sharing another card that is great to give to your favorite guy in your life.  This is another Pinterest find, with a few slight changes.


Here is what I used.

Stamp sets: Balloon Adventure-sentiment, The Open Sea-retired
Card stock: Midnight Muse-retired, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Midnight Muse-retired, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler
Stipped embossing folder-retired
Linen Thread

I love how this one turned out!  Thank you for coming by.  Mary

Friday, August 25, 2017

From Land to Sea

The card I'm sharing is going to my uncle who lives in Iowa.  Over the Labor Day weekend he will be going on the Freedom Flight and people who know him were asked to send him a letter or a card to let them know how special he is to us.  I mailed this card to his daughter, who will be picking him up at the airport, and they will give him all the cards and letters that were sent to him!  He is going to be so surprised!  Click on the picture to enlarge it.


I got this stamp set right before the retirement list came out, but was still happy to have it, because it makes a great man card!  I did see a card like this on Pinterest, I CASE'd Tracie St-Louis for this card..  I did change it very slightly.  I did fussy cut the Sea Turtles out and popped them up on Dimensionals.  Seeing the picture, it looks like I could have sponged the Soft Sky a bit more.

Stamp set: From Watercolor Wash, Land to Sea and By The Tide-both are retired
Card stock: Shimmery White, Marina Mist and Early Espresso
Inks: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Staz-On Black
Aqua painter
Sponges

Thanks for dropping in, I so appreciate you visiting my blog!  Mary

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

So In Love

As promised, I'm going to share with you that I made for my Dad to send off to his nephew's daughter for her upcoming wedding next month.

I did use all retired products for this card, sorry about that, but it's gotta get used too.


Stamp set: So In Love
Card stock: Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla-both current
DSP: Falling In Love
Thinlits: So Detailed
Ribbon is retired also

I like how pretty this turned out and hopefully they will like this card too!

See you all Friday!  Mary

Monday, August 21, 2017

Beautiful Ride

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great day to the start of your week, mine is off and running!

Remember not to look at the eclipse today unless you have your special glasses and don't stare at it for the whole time either!

Todays card that I'm sharing is going to my cousin's daughter, she will be getting married next month, so I made her two cards, one from hubby and me and other one, which I will share Wednesday, from my Dad.

I pulled out a retired stamp set called Beautiful Ride.  Yup, it is a set that I kept after it retired.  I've had the "beetle" cut out for probably over a year and it has been laying on the craft table waiting it's turn to be used on a card!


Here is the inside of the card too!


I really like how it turned out and I hope they enjoy the card!

Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree and Beautiful Ride-retired
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Watercolor paper for the "beetle"
Inks: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Markers- various colors and various colors for the "beetle"

This card took awhile to make, but it was also fun building the scene too!

Thanks for dropping by, see you again on Wednesday!  Mary